65.6 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
By the end of 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. That was an increase of 300,000 people over the previous year, and the world’s forcibly displaced population remained at a record high. This includes:
New displacement remains very high. One person becomes displaced every 3 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s 20 people who are newly displaced every minute.
1 in every 113 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee.
Approximate combined population of California and Texas
Of refugees come from just three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education:
number of refugee school-age children not in school